Raz-B Coma Report Was a Hoax

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It was reported last week that former B2K member Raz-B was on life support after being hit in the head with a bottle during a nightclub brawl in China. But it was all a hoax.

In a statement to CNN, Raz-B’s manager Elayne Rivers said the B2K singer’s injuries were not serious. “The comments about Raz being in a coma did not come from his official representative,” said Rivers.

According to the original story, the 28-year-old was performing at a club near Shanghai on Thursday and was smashed in the face with a glass bottle while trying to break up a fight that erupted in the crowd. He suffered a gash in his lip and received medical attention, but did not wake up the next day.

A woman named Toy Jones, who acted as his publicist, sent the story to media outlets including TMZ and CNN. But several hours later, she told CNN that the singer had miraculously recovered from the coma and would be released from the hospital.

The original statement reads: “Doctor says Numerous Brain scans showed that Raz’s entire cortex- the parts of the brain that give us consciousness, thought, Memory and understanding is now functioning. Doctors say its a miracle and told his family that he stands a strong chance of survival and no signs of being brain dead for the rest of his life against all odds,Raz woke up this morning and is in stable condition We ask the the fans and media respect our family’s privacy.”

Jones claims that she was hired by Raz-B’s family and was told to spread the news. Hundreds of media outlets worldwide reported the fabricated story.

The singer’s brother, Ricky Romance, told CNN that he too had been fooled by the erroneous reports.

“I was unfortunately unable to contact my brother at the time and then panicked,” said Romance. “I then alerted as many people of this information hoping to gather facts… Since the source that gave me this information was what I thought to be legitimately reliable I didn’t question I just believed. I apologize if I seem like I jumped to conclusions but a coma is a serious situation and it was concerning my brother whom is my best friend as well. I sincerely apologize for the confusion I caused if that is the case.”

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28 Comments

  1. Staysnatching

    Thats sick, why would you lie about that and yet again another reason not to trust TMZ

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Staysnatching, In this case it really wasn’t TMZ, what’s even more disturbing was the fact that it was HIS FAMILY that hired the woman to send out a false statement. All for attention obviously. Pathetic!

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    what Reply:

    @Staysnatching, tmz are right 98% of the time with their new

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  2. ummm

    Are we serious about how ugly this guy is? How was he ever in the entertainment industry?

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    what Reply:

    @ummm, because looks are more important than talent

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    ummm Reply:

    No one said or implied that. But if you think he really has any special talent to offer, you’re wrong for that too.

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    what Reply:

    @ummm, that’s exactly what you were implying, but whatever

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    ummm Reply:

    Not sure how saying someone is ugly automatically means that I think talent is less important. That’s your own inference, but whatever

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    Frankie Reply:

    @ummm, I’m sure he looks better than you.

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    ummm Reply:

    That’s some good logic based on nothing.

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    HisOnlyBella Reply:

    @ummm, geesh UMMM is super bitter,must be ugly,loney,& living with parents. Trust me the only face important in this mans life is the ones on his money. #dontbejealous

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  3. A Point

    Unless a source is right 100% percent of the time never trust them. That’s my philosophy. (:

    1) I never trust TMZ anyway.
    2) Just because the woman said she was hired by Raz-B’s family doesn’t mean she was. She could either A)Be lying and trying to put the blame on the family or B) His family really did put her up to it.

    Either way, until you hear the family’s side don’t make snap judgements….

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    Tru dat Reply:

    @A Point, Guess what?!? I don’t know him personally. The female is only getting his close friends and family in a panic.

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  4. Welp

    See, i told yall the sotry was fake lol

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  5. jaytuenchi

    This is why i believe nothing he says this all came from him and his family this guy is twisted and will do anything for attention i am a gay male who was once associated with him met off twitter and he even went as low as asking me to leak nude pics of him and pretend we were in a relationship Raz B will do ANYTHING for people to talk about him and btw he is gay

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  6. GoodGold

    It’s not a Hoax just an misunderstanding. That nigga still got knock the fuck out & didn’t wake for an entire day.

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  7. FUNNY

    AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO FINDS THE HEADLINE AND PICTURE FUNNY LOOOOL

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    Onika Miraj Reply:

    @FUNNY, No lol. He smiling like, “Ha! Got you bitchessss!”

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    YoMansKeeper Reply:

    @FUNNY, When I seen the headline, and scrolled down to the picture and seen his face I fuckingg diied laughing!

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  8. Comeon'

    oh no not another lie. we can’t take anymore of the lies RazB. stop it already if it was you and your family that started these lies.

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  9. Jaye

    I’m not surprised I knew he was lying the whole time, he needs help.

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    Wow Reply:

    @Jaye, Where in the article did it say Raz-B lied about being in the coma? True – he didn’t deny or confrirm anything, but the article says Raz-B’s FAMILY was the one who supposedly wanted the woman to lie. It never said RAZ-B told her to lie. Just pointing that out.

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    Laila Reply:

    @Wow, I’m going to assume that Raz B was in on it too. At no point did he come out and say, I’m not in a coma, I’m fine. In fact, he hasn’t said a thing. If this news was reported worldwide as suggested, there’s no way he never heard about it. I don’t believe for a second that he was clueless that his publicist spread this rumor.

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  10. Chloé Magnolia

    Dude.

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  11. JD

    Wow. Mad world. If I was Raz B I’d have her put in a coma & see how she likes it. LoL.

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  12. MRB

    Why is RAZ B even news??? Who’s checking for his music?

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  13. Raaaandy

    LOL his face look like a caricature of Chris Brown (on LSD that is)

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